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Forum: Canada Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,993
Posted By CanadianX
Insurance...who knows what variables they plug in...

Insurance...who knows what variables they plug in and how they determine premiums. The only thing we do know is its a racket.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8,444
Views: 1,779,770
Posted By CanadianX
Seems like there is room for a power block. I...

Seems like there is room for a power block. I only need to power the GPS which I will probably wire direct and a set of lights which I will tap into the GPS power for the switch to trigger the relay...
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9,529
Views: 648,531
Posted By CanadianX
Think I'll take the tank in to have a shop...

Think I'll take the tank in to have a shop template it. Then I'll come up with some sort of graphic. I like the idea of a 3 piece sticker that is perforated, might last longer and could potentially...
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 11:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,294
Posted By CanadianX
Haven't used it yet but did test fit it. The...

Haven't used it yet but did test fit it. The bike fits with the spare tire mount that I have on the rear bumper but it is tight and the tire will rub the plastics so I may wedge a piece of foam in...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8,444
Views: 1,779,770
Posted By CanadianX
I built something similar for both the lights and...

I built something similar for both the lights and the GPS but had the luxury of having easy access to a switch power source. I think I can modify my exisiting set up to run constant power to the GPS...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8,444
Views: 1,779,770
Posted By CanadianX
I'm planning on wiring in my powered GPS cradle...

I'm planning on wiring in my powered GPS cradle this week. On the 690 there was a spare switched and powered plug under the mask, on the 500 no such luck. So what's the collective opinion to power a...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By CanadianX
Learned something ^ At first I was WTF, choke...

Learned something ^
At first I was WTF, choke on a FI bike!?
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8,444
Views: 1,779,770
Posted By CanadianX
This just in: KTM 500 exc thought to be source of...

This just in: KTM 500 exc thought to be source of fabled fountain of youth. Story at 11.:lol3

In other news Spock did not buy a KTM :cry
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8,444
Views: 1,779,770
Posted By CanadianX
I've used pivot pegs to negate the effect of hard...

I've used pivot pegs to negate the effect of hard acceleration. A slight bend in the knee and tip you toes down and tilt the peg forward to give a solid base to lean forward on as the front gets...
Forum: Racing 02-27-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,177
Posted By CanadianX
The Coupe Quattro was only imported here for 2...

The Coupe Quattro was only imported here for 2 yrs in '90 and '91. I was lucky enough to own one for a few years. What a great car. Wish the S version was available.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8,444
Views: 1,779,770
Posted By CanadianX
Had no clue either until I looked it up. ...

Had no clue either until I looked it up. Motivation to keep working the core so I don't have to bungee my belt to the handle bars... hummm wait. just. a. minute. I think I have a new product idea!...
Forum: Canada 02-26-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9,529
Views: 648,531
Posted By CanadianX
Yeah figured as much. Read about someone who used...

Yeah figured as much. Read about someone who used thing aluminum sheet and chemical resistant glue shape the aluminum (thing thick tinfoil) over the tank and adhere it with the glue then put the...
Forum: Canada 02-26-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9,529
Views: 648,531
Posted By CanadianX
Looking for perforated sticker/decal to go on an...

Looking for perforated sticker/decal to go on an acerbis tank anyone have any ideas/experience?
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By CanadianX
For no rack required set up look at Giant Loop's...

For no rack required set up look at Giant Loop's Coyote or Great Basin and Alt Riders version.
A few options for racks which are nice to keep the bags off the plastic if you care. KTM Powerparts,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8,444
Views: 1,779,770
Posted By CanadianX
See some of Highway Dirt Bikes products if you...

See some of Highway Dirt Bikes products if you want an out of the box solution. I think a small piece of metal to use in conjunction with the existing bracket and you could move it up beside the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8,444
Views: 1,779,770
Posted By CanadianX
If you don't have a recent dirt bike experience...

If you don't have a recent dirt bike experience and have been riding your GSA off road you're going to have a bit of a learning curve to unto the habits required to keep the GSA upright. You're going...
Forum: Canada 02-25-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,993
Posted By CanadianX
What are you insuring? Clean record, urban or...

What are you insuring? Clean record, urban or rural area, km/yr usage?
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8,444
Views: 1,779,770
Posted By CanadianX
+2^

+2^
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8,444
Views: 1,779,770
Posted By CanadianX
Thanks for that. I did find them and sent and...

Thanks for that. I did find them and sent and email asking them a few questions. A few more items to get before riding season like sprockets and rad guards, should probably order some tires while I'm...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,993
Posted By CanadianX
OK just went and looked at all the docs cause my...

OK just went and looked at all the docs cause my boast of $2400 felt to good... and as the saying goes about to good to be true :cry

So I was wrong. The $2400ish is just the vehicles another $750...
Forum: Canada 02-21-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,216
Posted By CanadianX
I don't want to pollute the ICBC threat with...

I don't want to pollute the ICBC threat with Onterrible relevant info but you can find what you seek here http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1036796&page=2 :freaky

Edit - $2400 for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 8,444
Views: 1,779,770
Posted By CanadianX
Talk to me about race tech springs and their...

Talk to me about race tech springs and their calculator. What's your experience, is their calculator pretty accurate? I'll be ordering springs to set the bike up for my 200 lbs (no gear) and the...
Forum: Canada 02-20-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,216
Posted By CanadianX
It does amaze me that there can be such variances...

It does amaze me that there can be such variances in cost. I understand higher premiums in urban areas, for higher risks drivers, etc but how can these factors or whatever others factors the...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,216
Posted By CanadianX
poke poke :lol3 Onterrible gov't is simply...

poke poke :lol3
Onterrible gov't is simply trying to make enough bad decisions so that when the stumble over a marginally good idea they can polish that turd to a high gloss and sell it as a...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,216
Posted By CanadianX
The gov't of BC would like to thank all those who...

The gov't of BC would like to thank all those who 'chose' ICBC for helping the province remain in the black. :D
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,796
Posted By CanadianX
Yeah I wasn't concerned just didn't want to...

Yeah I wasn't concerned just didn't want to continue the debate. After seeing a lake of orange coolaid on rallies over the last few years many being older hard used bikes with high miles/hrs on them...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,796
Posted By CanadianX
Guess I find out over the summer as I will easily...

Guess I find out over the summer as I will easily put 2000 miles on my 500.
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,796
Posted By CanadianX
I think there is something wrong with your...

I think there is something wrong with your brother's bike and the dealer who loves soaking him every 2000 miles.

Lots of people reporting 10,000 miles/400+hrs on the original top end.
Here's a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,779
Posted By CanadianX
Inmate Brokentooth tells a great story of some...

Inmate Brokentooth tells a great story of some cold weather riding. With quotes like "You simply rub snow on the cut until it's numb enough to start stitching it up" You know he has some good...
Forum: Canada 02-16-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,993
Posted By CanadianX
Ours actually went down a bit for the bikes,...

Ours actually went down a bit for the bikes, because I replace one bike with a new one that was less cc. Car insurance went up by $35 for the year which was a surprise because we replaced a 03...
Forum: Canada 02-15-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,972
Posted By CanadianX
Bike prep

Bike preparation starts with being in the right frame of mind. That's hard to achieve in a cold garage.
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd193/CanX06/photo2_zpsccf3fcc2.jpg
Forum: Canada 02-15-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,972
Posted By CanadianX
prepping for 2013

I'll have to put together a new vid in early May. In this one we were out scouting for new trails and using up the last of the old tires before we spooned on the new ones for the RR.


...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By CanadianX
Dirt bike rental Las Vegas?

I'm looking for options and advice on renting a bike in/near Vegas to go for a day trip. Looking to go off road riding. I've looked at American Adventure Tours for their Hidden Valley Primm day trip...
Forum: Regional forums 02-10-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,534
Posted By CanadianX
Problem is attitude of drivers who see driving as...

Problem is attitude of drivers who see driving as a competition and get stressed at the idea of someone gaining a length ahead of them or not suffering the same delay. If we could change the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8,444
Views: 1,779,770
Posted By CanadianX
Skid plates, the new oil and tire debate :lol3 ...

Skid plates, the new oil and tire debate :lol3
I've had good luck with Flatland. Had one on my 690 that took some good hits, slide fine over rocks and protected the bike. I hammered it back into...
Forum: Canada 02-10-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 814
Posted By CanadianX
Rode AB to NS in mid April a few years ago. Day...

Rode AB to NS in mid April a few years ago. Day time temps from -9 to +3. Snowstorm stopped me in Kenora, ON and freezing rain stopped me between Ottawa and Montreal. Just missed floods in...
Forum: Canada 02-09-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 785
Posted By CanadianX
Hey how'd the leg heal up?

Hey how'd the leg heal up?
Forum: Canada 02-09-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9,529
Views: 648,531
Posted By CanadianX
Probably going to do this over March Break. ...

Probably going to do this over March Break. Family get together fell through so the fall back plan is a short week in Vegas and a dirt bike ride in the desert. Any recommendations of outfits and...
Forum: Canada 02-09-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9,529
Views: 648,531
Posted By CanadianX
Mrs X is beyond tolerant of my many many...

Mrs X is beyond tolerant of my many many shortcomings. Valentines Day 2013 I took her on a romantic drive to Temiscaming QC in a snow storm that had the V nose trailer plowing the snow on route 533....
Forum: Canada 02-08-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9,529
Views: 648,531
Posted By CanadianX
I'm toying with the idea of taking a month off...

I'm toying with the idea of taking a month off next Dec/Jan and trucking the bike south to camp and ride someplace warm. Maybe go all the way to Baja. Floated this by Mrs CdnX and got a luke warm,...
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